'52 Letter From The Presidents
Dear ’52 Classmates,
Mark your calendars NOW – for our 65th Reunion, June 8 – 11, 2017. The reunion theme is “Thank You, Cornell” and we urge everyone to attend, participate, and help to make this Reunion truly special!
Sue Schlaepfer and Dick Dye, our Reunion chairs, have the Reunion program almost finalized. We’ll be headquartered at the Statler with most of our activities and meals there, or close by. For events away from the Statler, we will have transportation from the Statler. Our class housing is at the Statler, or at the Best Western University motel.
To supplement the many exciting Cornell programs on campus, we will focus on opportunities for our class to renew old friendships, make new ones, share memories, and especially have fun! We’ll have a Statler meeting room with class memorabilia, pictures, and time to reconnect and chat.
One of our exclusive and special programs is the 65th Reunion Legacy Project. It will be a collection of written classmate memories of what it meant to be a Cornellian during 1948 - 1952. It’ll be an opportunity to describe the impact Cornell had on you personally and professionally. For World War II and Korean War veterans, it will be an opportunity for you to share those experiences with your classmates.
YOU WILL BE THE AUTHORS!! This written collection will be bound, and donated to the Cornell Archives. So write freely. Be spontaneous. It’s the content that matters. There are no grades, so let the words flow! Do it NOW, and whenever you’re inspired between now and Reunion, as often as the spirit moves you. All submissions will be collected, and posted on our website (classof52.alumni.cornell.edu). No password is needed. Send your writings to Sue Schlaepfer, 106 Sheldon Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 (email@example.com), or Dick Dye, 15 Rockledge Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to seeing you “On the Hill” in June, 2017. Our class set the 60th Reunion attendance record in 2012. Help us to repeat next year, with a 65th Reunion record!
Bob Conti Don Follett
A Trip Down Memory Lane
This is what the Cornell University physical layout looked like in 1950. The 4 years of summaries, written at the time, record some of our experiences. The beauty and the experiences of our undergraduate years will never be forgotten. All of this, of course, has changed in the 65 years that have passed. Come back to Ithaca and see, as well as learn, how much bigger the "Big Red" is, physically, academically and socially. Cornell has more than kept pace - it has led. See for yourself.
Read about each of our 4 years on campus here: